This article draws upon the implications of the state ownership and financing upon the autonomy and independence of the national news agencies. It reveals that the continuity of the Inforpress as a state news agency is a result of its strategic value and the economic considerations prevailing over efficiency criteria. Within the transition continuum from an authoritarian journalism model during the early years of democracy in the country to the current governmental propaganda, Inforpress has not been either immune to the proprietorial interference nor independent from the government interests. Lastly, it accounts for the persistence of a biased and outdated notion of development journalism, in counterpoint and counter cycle with the current status of consolidating democracy in Cape Verde.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Inforpress(ure): the dysfunctionalities of the Cabo-verdean news agency
|Pauta Geral: Estudos em Jornalismo
|Published - 24 Jul 2019
- News agencies
- State ownership and media financing
- Press independence and autonomy